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Intelligent Power Management

A comprehensive solution for emissions, fuel costs, and engine wear

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2023 Award Winner: Gulf Energy Information Excellence

Best Controls, Instrumentation, Automation Technology – Upstream

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Reduce emissions while maintaining an optimal engine load

Intelligent power management is a predictive power management system that reduces emissions, fuel consumption, and engine run time on the rig through a combination of automated software, energy storage system, and hydrogen.

The automated software controls the rig engines, the energy storage system, and the hydrogen system to work in conjunction to produce the desired outcome of reduced emissions, reduced fuel consumption, and reduced engine hours and wear or a combination.

Intelligent Power Management
Adapts to your goals for fuel efficiency, emissions, and optimal engine life.

With operators moving toward reducing their carbon footprints, emissions reduction from the rig during drilling operations plays a crucial role. Intelligent power management provides a solution to reduce emissions and fuel consumption on the rig.

Minimize your well construction CO2 footprint—how it works

The automated engine software has an adaptive start and stop feature based on rig-generator load, optimizing engine performance to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. This is where power lookahead is crucial because downhole data, the well plan, and surface data are used to predict the future power demand of the rig. When power need is low, intelligent power management diverts excess energy to the battery system. When the rig needs more power, it draws from the battery reserve rather than revving up the generator. The result is a consistent, optimal load on the engine.

Intelligent power management is about seeing power management more clearly, and this solution can be tailored to your objectives based on equipment type, as well as your goals for fuel efficiency, emissions, and engine life optimization.

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Decarbonize Your Operations

Intelligent Power Management is part of our Transition Technologies portfolio of solutions that help minimize your well construction CO2 footprint. These technologies reduce energy consumption and emissions, helping you reach your sustainability goals with improved efficiency, fewer trips, and less drilling time.

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